The Historic New Orleans Collection presents
The 23rd Williams Research Center Symposium
"The French Quarter"
January 19, 2019
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street

The 2019 Williams Research Center Symposium focuses on the fascinating history of New Orleans’s French Quarter. An array of scholars will present talks that address visual, social, and commercial elements of the original city of New Orleans and its oldest neighborhood. The symposium will offer a prelude to the series of galleries on the history of the French Quarter being dedicated and publicly opened in 2019 as part of THNOC’s much-anticipated expansion into the Seignouret-Brulatour building and old WDSU studio facility at 520 Royal Street.

A number of this year’s presenters are staff members (or former staff) of The Historic New Orleans Collection. Mark Cave, John H. Lawrence, John T. Magill, and Eric Seiferth share thoughts on collecting oral histories of French Quarter residents; the depiction of the French Quarter in photographs; the importance of the river, port, and commerce to the Vieux Carré through history; and the music of the neighborhood.

Registration Information



 THNOC member


Early registrant (on or before January 5)


Late registrant (after January 5)





Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration, submit a written statement with your name, order number, e-mail address, and/or telephone number to THNOC, Attn: Visitor Services, 533 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Cancellations may also be made by calling (504) 598-7146 or e-mailing Refunds will not be granted for cancellation notices received after December 31, 2018.



Hotel Monteleone is offering a discounted rate of $199, parking not included, plus tax. For reservations, call (504) 523-3341 or (800) 217-2033, or send a fax to (504) 528-1019, by December 17, 2018, and mention “The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2019 Symposium.” There is no discounted parking at the hotel.



Premium Parking 145, at 716 Iberville Street, has an early bird rate; see for details. Additional parking is available throughout the French Quarter and along the riverfront.